Creating Sustainable, Designer Domestic Rubber

Feb. 14, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Carin Helfer (PI) and Dr. Catrina Kornish (co-PI) who won a CFAES IGPaward of $50,000 for their proposal titled “Creating Sustainable, Designer Domestic Rubber”.The goal of this research proposal is to determine if genetic modifications made to guayule that resulted in changes in both macromolecular structure and physical properties will transfer to rubber dandelion and lead to similar changes in rubber macromolecular structure and performance.

ward:  $50,000

Funding:  CFAES OSU, New Researcher Incentive Program, Internal Grants Program

PI: Helfer, Carin A.; Co-I: Cornish, Katrina